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Free Admission to Volunteer Park Conservatory

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Thursday, December 27, 2018
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Event Overview
The Friends of the Conservatory (FOC), in partnership with Seattle’s Department of Parks and Recreation, is pleased to announce that the Conservatory will waive all admission fees beginning through February 2019. This is made possible by a generous donation from the Bennett-Shear Family – a gift from the children to celebrate their parents’ 40th wedding anniversary. Son Emmett Shear said, "We grew up walking to the Conservatory during my whole childhood, and I know my parents want everyone to be able to enjoy this beauty and peace. In their honor, I’m excited to be able to invite people to come for free to the Conservatory again.” (Prior to 2013, the Conservatory was a free experience.) The Friends of the Conservatory and the Department of Parks and Recreation share the Bennett-Shear Family’s excitement in bringing back free admission for this short time period. We encourage everyone, especially those who have never visited before, and school groups planning field trips, to take advantage of this opportunity to escape the winter climate at no cost. The FOC offers free Docent Tours by appointment only, Tuesday through Sunday (except the First Saturday of the month). You can schedule your Tour by emailing foc@volunteerparkconservatory.org Regular admission will be reinstated on March 1, 2019. Adults $4, Youth $2, Kids under age 12 are always free. Many thanks again to the Bennett-Shear Family for making the Conservatory accessible to all during this holiday season. Have a question? Contact Khue Tran, FOC Executive Administrator Khue.Tran@volunteerparkconservatory.org